The Book Blogger Hop is a weekly meme hosted by Billy at the Coffee Addicted Writer.
I often participate in the hops but sometimes I don't have a lot to say to the questions - thus it doesn't make a very good blog post - so I don't join in.
Well, like what I did with the Tell Me Something Tuesday prompts a couple of weeks ago, I've decided to bunch some of the past questions up and answer them all at once!
If you could add one interactive feature to reading books, what would it be?
The ability to tap on a word and hear how it's pronounced!
Other than book reviews, what do you feature on your blog?
Other than book reviews, I take part in bookish memes (such as this one), I join the Sunday Post every week and I occasionally post cover reveals and take part in book blitzes if the book or author interests me or is a favourite.
At the moment, the only non-bookish thing I share on my blog regularly is my family adventure posts where I share some pictures and details of days out to interesting places.
When did you first know you’re truly a bookworm? Did you lose sleep over a novel?
I've lost sleep over many novels but losing sleep over a book wasn't the moment I realised I was "truly" a bookworm. I actually have no idea when I realised I was a bookworm... It was probably when I left home to start university and would rather stay in and read than go out drinking.
What is your go-to recommendation for someone who doesn’t read often?
I don't have one and I'd find it impossible for no book is a catch-all for every single person!
In order to recommend a book for someone, you need to know a bit about them and where their interests lie.
What were some of the most memorable books you read as a child? What made them memorable?
I honestly don't remember a lot of books I read as a child beyond things I read in school like The Witches, Charlie and The Chocolate Factory and Terry Pratchet's Diggers, Truckers and Wings.
The one book from my childhood that really jumps out at me is one called Both Sides of Time by Caroline B Cooney.
It was a YA time-travelling adventure with a doomed romantic element... It's probably the beginning of my romance reading fixation and I'm going to read it again one day and see if it's as I remember.
Name one book being released in 2020 that you would prefer to skip.
I have no idea... The only books I maintain any real awareness of are ones I'm waiting on releasing because I want to read them!
I guess one release I kept hearing about but couldn't care less if I tried is Karen McManus One of Us Is Next.
What is your opinion of bibliotherapy? Do you think this is a useful way of dealing with psychological issues?
I have no idea what bibliotherapy actually is so I can't really comment!
However, I do personally find reading to be a wonderful thing for my own mental health so if it involves using books to work through your issues then I don't see why it wouldn't be useful!
Do you talk to strangers about books especially when you see someone reading a book?
No, talking to strangers out in the wild is my idea of torture and if a random person were to start gibbering at me about whatever book I was reading (say on a train or something) I'd want nothing more than for them to shut up and leave me alone.
(Oh wow, reading that back it seems really harsh... But sadly, true.)
Do you think that readers make better employees, as opposed to non-readers? Why or why not?
I fail to see what difference being a reader makes to a person's performance at work with the exclusion of those who work in bookshops or libraries.